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China Unicom plans cut-price iPhones as China Telecom prepares to enter the iFray

Big news from China where Apple’s current carrier China Unicom says it hopes to reduce iPhone prices there – even as far bigger rival, China Telecom, confirms continued talks to distribute the Apple device in the country.

China Mobile Ltd. Chairman Wang Jianzhou said Friday that his company and Apple have been in talks on an iPhone distribution deal

For China it looks like a price war may be ahead (probably easier to achieve when you consider the devices are actually manufactured there) “For Chinese consumers, the sales price for iPhone should be the-cheaper-the-better, and we totally understand that,” said Chang Xiaobing, China Unicome chairman at the opening of the annual National People’s Congress in Beijing on Friday.

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